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7 hrs ago | FireHouse.com

Ga. Firefighter Recalls Rescue from House Blaze

Sept. 16--Though it's been almost a year now, Doug Robertson, an engineer with the Brunswick Fire Department, can still remember the moments leading up to the call to a house fire at 1415 Stonewall St. He was working with new firefighters when the call came in, and Robertson, who typically drives the ladder truck, was instructed to lead the team fighting the blaze. The first responders arrived to a home already engulfed in flames, with one of the home's two occupants trapped inside.

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11 hrs ago | Brunswick News

Manna House looking to renovate

Mary Carnathan with St. William Catholic Church, left, and Almaria Hutcherson with St. Simons First African Baptist Church help serve lunch at Manna House Monday. For 32 years, Manna House has fulfilled its mission to aid the hungry in Brunswick.

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Related Topix: St. Simons, GA, Brunswick, GA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

American Reporter

MomentumA Different Kind of Mother

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- When you live in a coastal region almost totally dependent upon tourism to stimulate the economy, it's quite obvious that one hand washes the other - if I may use the old British expression for bartering.

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Related Topix: St. Simons Island, GA

Bride's Magazine

An Elegant, Garden-Party Wedding in Sea Island, Georgia

Though Elizabeth Haddad, 27, a blogger, and Christopher Schwartz, 28, a resident, both grew up in West Virginia, the two didn't meet until 2005. "We met at a Coldplay concert in Pittsburgh," says Elizabeth.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Sea Island, GA, Home Gardening, Home

Brunswick News

Deaf dog undergoing sign language training

How can a human communicate commands to a deaf dog? Through sign language, of course. And Rosie the white lab mix is on her way to recognizing when to heel and when to sit just by certain motions of the hands and fingers.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Sun Sep 14, 2014

American Reporter

Brasch WordsEVEN in Fresno, Free Speech is not an Issue

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Many of us grew up listening to the preamble to the radio and television show, "The Shadow."

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Related Topix: St. Simons Island, GA, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

MyFoxAtlanta

Police identify man after body found on Ga. beach

Four-year-old Nikki Fitzmayer is a typical girl, playing with her sister and singing along to "Frozen" songs. But her quizzical expressions at some sounds are small signals of a big problem.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia Kennewsaw State, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, St. Simons Island, GA

ABC News

Qld 'blackbird' descendant reclaims Vanuatu citizenship

A Queensland woman has become one of the first Australians to claim dual Vanuatu citizenship on behalf of her ancestors, who had been victims of Australia's colonial labour trade. Both Fanny and James were victims of "blackbirding" - a colonial labour trade in which Pacific Islanders were recruited, or kidnapped, to work as indentured labour on plantations in Australia from 1863 to the early 1900s.

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Related Topix: Australia, Sea Island, GA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

St. Simons Island couple asks county to help protect the view of historic Bloody Marsh

This is the view from the Bloody Marsh unit of Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. A couple who bought 12 acres of marsh want Glynn County or other residents to buy up marsh around Bloody Marsh to protect the historic vista from encroachment.

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Related Topix: St. Simons Island, GA, US National Parks, Fort Frederica National Monument

Brunswick News

Block may be key to revitalize city

A 3-acre triangular patch of land at the intersection of Bay and Newcastle streets in downtown Brunswick might be the key to redeveloping the city, the newly reformed Brunswick Urban Redevelopment Agency learned this week. The Oglethorpe Block, so named because it was previously the site of the Oglethorpe Hotel in downtown Brunswick, is in a prime position near the city's waterfront.

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Related Topix: Brunswick, GA

The Florida Times-Union

Body of St. Simons psychologist found on beach

Glynn County Coroner Abe Brown identified the man as David L. Patterson who was known to swim in the area off 3rd Street where the body was found, Brown said.

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Related Topix: St. Simons, GA

Brunswick News

Expulsion decision ignites criticism

Citizens fill the Board of Education meeting room Tuesday to protest the expulsion of some middle school students for fighting last spring. Community leaders and parents who spoke out publicly against the expulsion of five middle school girls after a fight in May say they will continue their fight.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Brunswick, GA

Stars and Stripes

TRANSCOM reports improvements in troops' car deliveries

A federal contractor's on-time delivery of military members' privately owned cars is improving sharply, according to site surveys and a sampling of ship records, the U.S. Transportation Command said Friday. "The surveys and sampling were successful in helping to validate inventories and validate supply chain constraints," said Air Force Brig.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Brunswick, GA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Jesup man to get new trial in Glynn County in shooting deaths 21 years later

A Jesup man convicted of murder in the 1993 execution-style shooting deaths of a woman and her son is set to get a new trial starting Sept. 22 before a Glynn County jury.

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Related Topix: Jesup, GA, Wayne County, GA, Death Penalty

American Reporter

MomentumA Different Kind of Mother

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- When you live in a coastal region almost totally dependent upon tourism to stimulate the economy, it's quite obvious that one hand washes the other - if I may use the old British expression for bartering.

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Related Topix: St. Simons Island, GA

Brunswick News

Police dog retiring from unit after 6 years

Glynn County Police Sgt. Pete Brack pets his police dog Ozy, who he has worked with the Glynn County Police Department for the past four years.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Victims of Sept. 11 attacks remembered across Georgia

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The Florida Times-Union

Former Darien police lietenant charged in theft of narcotics from evidence storage

A former Darien police lieutenant was arrested Thursday on a charge of taking narcotics from the police evidence room, officials said. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Nicholas "Nick" O. Roundtree, 36, around noon and took him to the McIntosh County jail where he was booked and released on bail, the county Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: McIntosh County, GA

Brunswick News

Board candidates have different ideas for school system

They may be on opposite sides of the ticket, but the candidates running to represent Glynn County's 4th District on the local board of education have one key trait in common -- a personal interest in public schools here. Incumbent Republican Hank Yeargan, a local dentist, has 11-year-old twin sons attending school in the Glynn County system.

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Stars and Stripes

Uniform code for Georgia National Guard gets update

Soldiers of the 201st Regional Support Group, Georgia National Guard, conduct reflexive fire training under the attentive eyes of 1-335th Infantry Regiment, 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East cadre at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. The Georgia Uniform Code of Military Justice is so old that the maximum fines are no longer punitive enough to discourage bad behavior by soldiers serving in the state National Guard, says said Rep. Alex Atwood, R-St.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, US Army, Camp Atterbury, St. Simons Island, GA

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